Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), established in 1966, is the leading automotive R&D organization of the country affiliated to the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, has recognized ARAI as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO). Further, ARAI is a prime Testing and Certification Agency notified by Government of India under Rule 126 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.
ARAI has been playing crucial roles assuring safe, less polluting, more efficient and reliable vehicles. Working in harmony and confidence with its Members, Customers, and Government it provides services and expertise in the areas of Engineering Services, Certification & Standardisation, Research & Development, Technology Development, and Knowledge Initiatives. And also offers Automotive Technologies and India Specific Data Bases for automotive product development for the Indian market. ARAI has been assisting the Government in formulating automotive standards and regulations. ARAI serves hundreds of customers in a year including Automotive OEMs; Engine, Component and Systems Suppliers; a large number of SMEs; and host of Industries/ Organisations from Non-Automotive sectors too.
The state-of-the-art Laboratories of ARAI are well equipped with the most advanced facilities in the areas of Emission Evaluation, Noise Vibration and Harshness, Structural Dynamics, Powertrain Engineering, Computer-aided engineering, Vehicle Evaluation, Active & Passive Safety, Material Evaluation, Automotive Electronics, Forging & Heat treatment Research, and Calibration, etc. ARAI also has a renowned Academy. E Mobility-Centre of Excellence, Environmental Research Laboratory, Virtual Calibration Centre, Futuristic Adaptive Smart Techniques (FAST) Laboratory is some of the recent additions to ARAI’s comprehensive capabilities.
ARAI has its registered office at Kothrud, Pune, INDIA. It’s two divisions viz., Forging Industry Division (ARAI-FID) and Homologation and Technology Centre (ARAI-HTC) are situated in the industrial hub of Chakan near Pune. ARAI has its regional office in Chennai, INDIA named as Regional Centre South which co-ordinates with a wide customer base in the southern region. ARAI also has representatives in China and Korea. The institute has many strategic alliances with Domestic and Global Organisations in the automotive and other fields too.
ARAI is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001; and is also accredited for it's testing and calibration scope as per ISO/IEC 17025 by NABL.
The Automotive Research Association of India
Survey No. 102, Vetal Hill, Off Paud Road,
Kothrud, Pune - 411 038
P. B. No. 832, Pune - 411 004
Tel No. : +91-020-30231111